Author Archive for Security

How to Fight ISIS in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

SHAMILA CHAUDHARY Courtesy The American Prospect After the Easter attacks in Colombo, the U.S. must address the growing terrorism threat in South Asia. Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo Sri Lankan army soldiers patrol a muslim neighborhood during a cordon and search operation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Security measures have been increased in the country after more than […]

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Sri Lanka opinion all at sea on ‘Indo-Pacific’ questions

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

By Lynn Ockersz Courtesy The Island The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan sails in waters off Okinawa, alongside a refueling ship. There is considerable heated discussion and debate currently in Sri Lanka over two military cooperation agreements that are featuring in this country’s ties with the US and the time could not be more appropriate […]

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President does not agree Bullet proof vehicle for Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly not in agreement with the move to purchase a bullet proof vehicle for the use of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe submitted a Cabinet paper last week seeking approval to purchase such a vehicle based on a request by the Opposition […]

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Committee set up to receive complaints against Rishad, Hizbullah & Salley

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A three-member committee comprising of three senior police officials has been set up at the Police Head Quarters to receive any complaints against former governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley and MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The committee will be in effect until the 12th June, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, the general public […]

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US sees “significant” increase in military engagement with Lanka

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Since the government changed in Sri Lanka in January 2015, the US has significantly” strengthened its military engagement with the island nation, particularly with the Sri Lankan Navy, says the latest US Department of Defense Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (IPSR). The report, dated June 1, 2019, says that 2017 saw the first port […]

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Hizbullah seen meeting Saudis in Pasikudah, day after attacks?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana CCTV footage of the Easter Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah meeting several persons who could be identified as Saudi Arabian nationals at a hotel in Pasikudah has been uncovered. The CCTV footage shows Governor Hizbullah arriving at the particular hotel on the 22nd April 2019, a day after the Easter Sunday […]

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උගුරට හොරා ඇමරිකානු බෙහෙත් කැවීම

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ඇමරිකාව සමග ඇතිකරගෙන තිබූ පවරා ගැනීමේ සහ දෙපාර්ශවය අතර සේවා සපයාගැනීමේ ගිවිසුම අලුත් කිරීම සදහා එය රටේ ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයට ඉදිරිපත් කළේ  ජනපති සිරිසේන මහතාය. අමාත්‍යවරුන්ගේ අවධානය සදහා 2017 ජූනි මස 30 වැනිදා ජනපතිවරයා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද එම ගිවිසුමට 2017 අගෝස්තු මාසයේ දී කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය හිමිවිය.  මෙම ගිවිසුම වසර 10 […]

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ඇමරිකානු හමුදා හමුවේ දත කට පූට්ටුවීම

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය ප‍්‍රමුඛ එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණු රජයට ඇමරිකාව සමඟ ආරක්ෂාව හෝ ආරක්ෂක කටයුතු සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන කිසිදු ගිවිසීමකට එළැඹීම ජනපති මෛතී‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පසුගිය සතියේ තහනම් කළේය.  එවැනි ඕනෑම ගිවිසුමකට එළැඹීමට පෙර ඒ සදහා රටේ ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යවරයා වන තමාගේ අනුමැතිය  ලබාගත යුතුම වන බව ද ඔහු පවසා ඇත. චීනයේ සංචාරයක නියැළී පසුගිය බ‍්‍රහස්පතින්දා […]

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Mega land-grab imminent? Beware of rushed laws and agreements:

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Island After Narendra Modi took oaths on Thursday for a second time as India’s Prime Minister, having steered the BJP-led coalition to a landslide election victory, there was a string of announcements relating to diplomatic engagements involving Sri Lanka, India, China and the United States. Modi will visit Sri Lanka […]

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Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) post powerless under present govt. PSC probe into Easter Sunday carnage:

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The wartime Rajapaksa administration, having created the post of Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) to run an efficient network involving all three services, the police and the State Intelligence Service (SIS), placed Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendavithana, in charge of the powerful Office in January, 2007. The CNI tasks included […]

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact with Sri Lanka

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island There is uncertainty as to the current status of the Compact between the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Sri Lanka as to whether it has been signed by the President, as the Chairman of the National Physical Planning Council, and whether it has been Gazetted or not. On […]

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Police chief blames president for failing to prevent SL attacks

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In the petition submitted to court last week and seen by AFP Sunday, Jayasundara said the country’s premier spy agency, the State Intelligence Service (SIS), ordered him last year to stop ongoing police investigations into Islamic militants. The head of the SIS, Nilantha Jayawardena, did not take seriously the intelligence shared […]

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Police chief blames president for failing to prevent Sri Lanka attacks

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Courtesy Mail Online Suspended Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara has blamed President Maithripala Sirisena for failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people Sri Lanka’s suspended police chief has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people. In a 20-page complaint, […]

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement 

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Anil Amarasekera Co-President National Joint Committee Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe,The Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,The Prime Minister’s 0ffice,No. 58, Sir Ernest de Silva Mawatha Colombo 7. Dear Sir, The Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement The National Joint Committee is committed to protect and preserve the unity and territorial integrity of our nation. We […]

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Wrongful to request list of informants for petty political gains: MR

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Aneesha Manage Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today said it was absolutely wrong to request a list of intelligence service informants to fulfil petty political gains as it would jeopardise the national security of the country. Speaking at a public meeting held at the Carlton House in Tangalle, Mr. Rajapaksa said investigations […]

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Religious leaders oppose to agreements allowing foreign force bases in SL

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Asigiriya and Malwatta chapters and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith have strongly expressed opposition to any agreement that may enable foreign forces to set up bases in Sri Lanka. Cardinal Ranjith called on Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero at the Asgiri Maha Viharaya in Kandy this […]

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This is exactly what Britain is doing to Sri Lanka Army for killing LTTE terrorists

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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‘මිලේනියම් සිටි පාවාදීමේ දෙවන කොටස’ දැන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ.. බුද්ධි අංශ උඩ සිට පාවාදෙයි.. විමල් මුල සිට අගට සියල්ල හෙලි කරයි..

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news පාස්කු ඉරිදා දින ප්‍රහාරයේ ‘පාපය’ මේ වන විට යහපාලකයන්ගේ ගිණුමට බැර වී අවසන් බවත් ඒ නිසා ඉන් ගැලවීමට ‘තේරීම් කාරක සභා – රියැලිටි ෂෝ’ පෙන්වීමෙන් වැඩක් නොවන බවත් ඉන් සිදු වන්නේ මේ රටේ ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව තවදුරටත් අනතුරට පත්වීම පමණක් බවත් ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා […]

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The American Trident warning

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

FR J.C. PIERIS Courtesy The Island A trident is a spear with three prongs (Trishulaya), a weapon of war, and America has a submarine missile aptly named Trident. This is what came to my mind when thinking of the three agreements with America, either already surreptitiously signed or to be signed. 1. The ACSA, Acquisition […]

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UPFA criticises exposure of sensitive security info

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The exposure of certain national security and intelligence information during the Parliamentary select committee inquiry on Wednesday (29) came under heavy criticism by the UPFA today and termed it as a betrayal of the intelligence services of the country after the Millennium City fiasco in January 2002. The […]

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Security Council not meeting for 2 months a serious issue – Mahinda (English)

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Ada Derana

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Security Council not convened until after attacks despite forewarnings – Intelligence Chief

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Despite the forewarnings given to former Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police on possible terrorist attacks at several places in the country, the National Security Council was not convened until after Easter attacks took place, says Chief of State Intelligence Service of Sisira Mendis. Prior to the attacks, the Security Council […]

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Gnanasara Thero’s revelation on Islamic extremist organizations (English)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Ada Derana

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Easter carnage Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)-(NSC)National Security Council didn’t meet till April 21 attacks – Defence Secy briefed 12 days earlier- CNI Live coverage suspended Three members including chairman absent

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Ajith Alahakoon Courtesy The Island Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) DIG Sisira Mendis yesterday told the Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), probing the Easter Sunday carnage, that though he briefed the then Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on the impending terrorist attack, the National Security Council (NSC) had not met till the coordinated suicide bombings […]

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: Wijeyadasa demands independent probe committee

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror Claiming that the police failed to implement the law against those responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks, MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had requested President Maithripala Sirisena to hand over investigations into the incident to an independent team comprising honest and trustworthy officials of the police department. In a letter […]

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Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara seeks reinstatement through Fundamental Rights Petition

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Thilini de Silva and Ranjan Katugapola Courtesy The Daily Mirror Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara in a Fundamental Rights Petition filed before the Supreme Court today pleaded for an interim order preventing the President from dismissing him from office. The Petition said that the order by the President to send Jayasundara on compulsory leave […]

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Vested parties want Emergency law lifted: Opposition

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage today said some vested parties; both local and international wanted to get the state of emergency lifted when the security situation has not yet been fully restored. Addressing a news briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s office, the MP said the government had been pressurized […]

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We informed authorities about Zahran – Moulavi Kaleel

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today By Udeni Saman Kumara All Ceylon Islam Advisor Moulavi Alhaj Kaleel says when Zahran’s brother, Rilwan was making bombs, they informed the authorities. Following are excerpts of the interview: Moulavi will you tell us about your background? A: I am an All Ceylon Islam Advisor. People in many areas know of me […]

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Muslims demolish National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) mosque in Kekirawa

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Muslim community in Madatugama, Kekirawa has demolished a mosque belonging to the National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ), says Ada Derana correspondent. The chief of the main mosque M.H.M. Akbar Khan stated that the mosque in question, funded by a foreign organization, was erected with the support of a resident in the village on […]

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Finance Ministry’s media chief released after questioning

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Media Director of the Ministry of Finance Mohamed Ali Hassan, who was arrested today (29) over possession of 12-bore gun ammunition, has been released by the police following interrogations, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. 93 rounds of 12-bore gun ammunition were recovered this morning, from the outdoor space of his residence […]

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